I recently had a laptop hard drive poop out. I bought a new one and and accomplished a full restore from a fresh backup managed by Lenovo Rescue and Recovery 4.3. I was initially impressed because almost everything is 100%. Windows and Office had to be re-activated. System Restore had to have the "old C: Drive" deleted and the new one turned on. But the uber-critical Windows Search (Indexing) is broken. Most of the options on the Indexing Options panel are dithered. The event log is streaming the same three errors until I disable the service entirely. Rebuild will not work. Screen captures are available.
None of the stock "fix the index" techniques worked (I already have 2 hours into it using Google et al.). This is going to require someone with intimate knowledge of how the WINDOWS 7 indexing system works and how to "reset" it
In a maybe-related problem, I cannot do any System Updates either.
Rebuilding this system is simple too painful so I need the restore to work.